Seaforth Highlanders: A Fighting Soldier Remembers (1939-45) - Jim StockmanSomerton: Crecy Books, 1987, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Includes: Black & white photographs; Maps; Tables; Appendices (7);
From the cover: “Throughout history it has been fashionable for military leaders to write their memoirs; from these we have gained most of our knowledge of those battles fought long ago, not only for the glory of King and Country but, in so many cases, the self enhancement of the erstwhile commander!
Now a ranker with the tenacity of a researcher and the erudition of a seasoned historian has provided the invaluable service of documenting the, not inconsiderable, participation of his regiment — the Seaforth Highlanders — in the Second World War.
From the very beginning Jim Stockman’s battalion, the 6th, were in at the deep end. In 1939 they formed part of the British Expeditionary Force in France until, pressed by Guderian’s Panzers, they covered the evacuation of Allied troops from Dunkirk. After sustaining heavy casualties they too were able to board the small craft that would take them back to England.
Seaforth Highlanders: A Fighting Soldier Remembers contains a profusion of chapter notes and an extensive bibliography. The book also lists the casualties sustained by the Seaforth Highlanders during the Second World War by name, rank, number, battalion and the date they fell.”